Education Management Corporation Reviews

Updated 17 April 2015
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Pros
  • Great people to work with and there are opportunities to move up here and there (in 16 reviews)

  • Work/life balance is comfortable unless you have a family; you will work Saturdays (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • The work life balance for this company is not ideal for people with a family (in 19 reviews)

  • There is no job security there and you would be stupid to take a job there at this point in time (in 18 reviews)

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  1. Good Experience except for politics

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Necessity is the basis of work. Livelihood is to survive.

    Cons

    Nepotism, biased gender, preferred females only.

    Advice to Management

    Management should remain unbiased

  2. admin/ manager/recruiter

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative/Manager/Recruiter in Coimbatore
    Current Employee - Administrative/Manager/Recruiter in Coimbatore

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    this is the major work of all students and their parents. i hope this is the best field to develope ourself and the society itself soon,

    Cons

    If a student can't to succeed that subject or degree or some other in thgat major its make problem in our career also.

    Advice to Management

    Iam not having that much of knowledge to advise the upper peoples.

  3. sixteen years of accounts experience

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    Current Employee - General Accountant in Chengalpattu
    Current Employee - General Accountant in Chengalpattu

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    my self having best experience in retail , audit & accounts, h& r experience in last 16 years

    Cons

    rare opportunity to deliver the best efforts

    Advice to Management

    management always think who is the best teller. not result oriented. they want to achivers only. but they fall only orally tellers only

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  5. The Education Management Corporation was a fair, cooperative, and problem free employer

    Former Employee - Print Lab Worker in Denver, CO (US)
    Former Employee - Print Lab Worker in Denver, CO (US)

    I worked at Education Management Corporation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The pros of my job were that I was able to find employment while also being a full time student.

    Cons

    A con was that my work hours did take a way from the hours that I needed to study and practice my skills in my art program.

    Advice to Management

    My advice would be to be a little less rigid in the hiring process because many capable students were denied employment.

  6. Admissions Rep

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Education Management Corporation full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great people, managers, training. and co-workers. Nice culture.

    Cons

    If you are someone who remembers and follows the rules the job will be perfect for you.

  7. Admissions

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice pay, friendly co-workers, nice students

    Cons

    Terrible management, long weeks, no work/life balance

    Advice to Management

    No more work on weekends please

  8. Have been here for 13 years and have seen alot of changes.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Do embrace technology, do embrace their overall mission statement, like to promote from within.

    Cons

    Very poor communication within the company, sometimes secretive, very biased towards one part of the company.

  9. Good Company BUT be cautious

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Education Management Corporation

    Pros

    Education Management Corporation is a great company. There are a lot of friendly and talented people that work for the company and everyone supports each other. Managers and supervisors provide the freedom to get your work done.

    Cons

    I would highly, highly recommend that you do a lot of research before joining the company. There are a lot of changes happening, and you need to be comfortable with the changes.

  10. It has been an emotional roller coaster to say the least.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Pittsburgh, PA (US)

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you make it to your one year anniversary then you receive a $5,000 raise. The benefits are pretty good.

    Cons

    The goals set by the company are unrealistic, management is terrible, and it's very stressful relying on unreliable people to meet your goals every month because if you don't then you'll be let go from the company.

    Advice to Management

    Be realistic and give positive feedback to your teams.

  11. Good Place to Work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Academic Counselor in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Academic Counselor in Pittsburgh, PA (US)

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work. It is fast paced and high pressure. You must be adaptable to change. The people are professional and nice for the most part. Pay is decent.

    Cons

    Long hours. Located in the strip district. Parking stinks. Fast paced and high pressure.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the lower level employees more. We are in the trenches and are in touch with what is really going on.

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